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Aboyne, Rhu-Na-Haven Road, Lys-Na-Greyne, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0727 / 57°4'21"N

Longitude: -2.8031 / 2°48'11"W

OS Eastings: 351408

OS Northings: 798251

OS Grid: NO514982

Mapcode National: GBR WQ.8GYY

Mapcode Global: WH7NH.XHCB

Entry Name: Aboyne, Rhu-Na-Haven Road, Lys-Na-Greyne, Including Gatepiers and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394451

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47068

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

George Bennett Mitchell of Aberdeen, 1914. 2-storey, attic and basement house. Rough-faced pink-grey granite, finely finished to margins. Base course; strip quoins with chamfered angles to NE elevation; slightly overhanging eaves.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 5-bay; gabled entrance bay to penultimate bay to left with square-pane leaded windows, segmental-arched doorway with keystone detail and chamfered reveal to ground floor, recessed 2-leaf glazed panelled timber door; 6-light window to 1st floor; bipartite window set in gablehead; 2 windows to ground and 1st floors of right return. Window to ground and 1st floor of recessed centre bay, 3-light dormer to attic floor; gabled penultimate bay to right, window off-centre to left of ground floor, small window to right, bipartite window to 1st floor, blind vertical opening set in gablehead; ground floor of bay to outer right obscured by piend roofed addition, gabled bipartite window breaking eaves to 1st floor. Single storey bay to outer left with bipartite window to centre. Boundary wall advanced from far left angle with 2 panelled timber doors with decorative cast-iron upper panels.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay; 6-stone steps lead to advanced timber porch to centre of ground floor, panelled timber door flanked by 2 glazed panels, 2 windows to left and right returns; steps to right of porch lead down to boarded timber door of basement; window to basement floor of bay to left; bipartite window to left and right bays of ground floor; gabled window breaking eaves to centre of 1st floor; single storey addition to outer left with 2 windows. Short section of wall advanced to far left angle.

SW ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; 3-bay bay with single bay wing to outer left; 3-light bowed window/conservatory advanced to centre of ground floor with cast-iron balcony; window off-centre to left of 1st floor; gabled dormer to attic floor. Advanced, gabled bay to left and right, 4-light windows to ground and 1st floors, bipartite window set in gablehead, windows to ground and 1st floors of outer returns, windows to 1st floors of inner returns. Chamfered angle to outer left with window to ground and 1st floor. Gabled window breaking eaves to 1st floor of wing to outer left.

SE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay; gabled bay advanced to centre with 4-light windows to ground and 1st floors, bipartite window set in gablehead; tripartite window to ground floor of bay to left, window off-centre to right of 1st floor; recessed by to right with lean to advanced to ground floor, panelled timber door flanked to right by window, 2 windows to 1st floor. Boundary wall advanced to outer right angle.

Predominantly 2-pane timber sash and case windows. Piended and swept graded grey slate roof with lead ridges. Coped stone skews. Corniced gablehead, wallhead and ridge stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: retains most of its original panelling, cornicing, doors and skirting boards.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: coursed, rough-faced gatepiers to NE of house with coped pyramidal caps. Variety of rough-faced boundary walls with rough-faced coping; walled garden E of house with 2 panelled timber doors with decorative cast-iron upper panels to NW wall, doorway and cast-iron gate to SW wall. Terrace wall to SW and SE of house, bowed to centre of SW with flight of steps leading to lower terrace, steps to right of SE wall.

Statement of Interest

Over looking the banks of the River Dee, Lys-na-Greyne, (which has also been known as Meadows) survives essentially in its original condition as a carefully detailed granite villa. It was built for Sir Frances Outram. The neighbouring lodge is (not included in the listing) contained within the boundary walls, and is thought to have housed a generator which supplied electricity to the main house.

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